How to format your references using the Integral Transforms and Special Functions citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Integral Transforms and Special Functions. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
[1]
Webb SC. The Earth’s “hum” is driven by ocean waves over the continental shelves. Nature. 2007;445:754–756.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Insel TR, Landis S. Allison Doupe (1954-2014). Nature. 2014;515:344.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Rao JN, Madasu Y, Dominguez R. Mechanism of actin filament pointed-end capping by tropomodulin. Science. 2014;345:463–467.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Shimura H, Schlossmacher MG, Hattori N, et al. Ubiquitination of a new form of alpha-synuclein by parkin from human brain: implications for Parkinson’s disease. Science. 2001;293:263–269.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
[1]
Tjong SC. Polymer Composites with Carbonaceous Nanofillers. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Kim KJ, Tadokoro S, editors. Electroactive Polymers for Robotic Applications: Artificial Muscles and Sensors. London: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Sekimoto T, Katahira J, Yoneda Y. Nuclear Import and Export Signals. In: Citovsky V, editor. Nuclear Import and Export in Plants and Animals. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2005. p. 50–60.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Integral Transforms and Special Functions.

Blog post
[1]
O`Callaghan J. NASA’s Awesome New Weather Satellite Will Observe Storms On Earth In Almost Real-Time [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasas-awesome-new-weather-satellite-will-observe-storms-on-earth-in-almost-realtime/.

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Training Necessary to Address Data Reliability Issues in NASA Agreement Database and to Minimize Potential Competition with Commercial Sector. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011. Report No.: GAO-11-552R. .

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Chongkrairatanakul W. Foreign-educated nurses [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
[1]
Murphy MJO. The Amazin’ Mets’ Wives on the Brink in 1969. New York Times. 2015 Oct 30;C34.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleIntegral Transforms and Special Functions
AbbreviationIntegral Transforms Spec. Funct.
ISSN (print)1065-2469
ISSN (online)1476-8291
ScopeAnalysis
Applied Mathematics

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